Tributes have been paid to a British student who died after slipping on her high heels and falling under a train while waving goodbye to her friends, Sky News reported.

Megan Moore, 16, had just got off the train and was running alongside it, tapping on the window, when the accident happened on Saturday night.

Shocked witnesses described Moore suddenly falling through the gap between the platform and the train at Angmering Station in West Sussex, Great Britain.

"She got off the train and started running and then she just suddenly slipped," a friend of Moore's was quoted as saying by Sky News.

"She was wearing high heels and she fell in the gap between the train and the platform. I don't know for what reason she was running.

"At one point she was literally in front of me and then seconds later she was on the track. Moore was pronounced dead at the scene.

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